Logic Vs Reason Essay

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Through the ages of reason and romanticism, it is proved that one cannot use either logic or emotion alone. In order to achieve full effectiveness, logic and emotion must be used together. The age of reason focused mainly on logic. Most of the pieces produced from the age of reason have a strong argument. However, the argument has no touch on emotion. Even if the story is about beauty there is still no emotion. These authors simply focused on the logical sides of all arguments. The age of romanticism, however, focused on nothing but logic. There is such a strong sense of emotion that the logical side of things is almost forgotten. The pieces that came from this age have either ...view middle of the document...

However, it is realized by the end of the poem that Herrick may not be very romantic with his idea of making the most of time. In the second to last stanza, Herrick says “And while ya may, go marry”. Herrick does not speak of marriage until the end of his poem. This is when one realizes that the whole poem has been about marriage. There are touches on making the most of time and collecting the rosebuds but in the end you find out that means getting married. Again, the sense of emotion is lost.

However, it is proved through the age of romanticism that emotion cannot stand alone either. During this time Edgar Allen Poe wrote The Tell-Tale Heart and The Raven. In both stories, there is the idea of pure fear but not the logic that goes with it. In The Tell-Tale Heart, Poe states “All in vain; because Death, in approaching him had stalked with his black shadow before him, and enveloped the victim.” in the 7th paragraph. This is interesting because it the capital D implies that the speaker is referring to himself as Death itself. This shows that the narrator has lost all sense of logic and reason and is basing his actions purely on his emotional feelings. There is another example in The Raven where Poe states “From my books surcease of sorrow-- sorrow for the lost Lenore-- For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore--” on lines 10 and 11. These lines show so much about the speaker because you learn of his love for this Lenore. Now the poem never states what relationship he had with her, whether she was his mother, sister, or lover. All it tells is that he loved her and he clearly still does. This causes the speaker to slowly lose his sanity throughout the story. The speaker never looks at what is happening to him from a logical standpoint, only from his emotional side.

Another piece that is a product of the age of romanticism is She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron (George Gordan). In this piece, the speaker is talking about how a certain unnamed woman is beautiful beyond compare. He uses many descriptions that are broad and intangible things. He says “She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry nights;”. Like many authors in this era, the speaker is not...

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